The Dorothy Parker Audio Collection (CD-Audio)
Publication Date: June 15, 2004
Author, poet, screenwriter and outstanding member of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker was known for her quick wit, keen observations, and remarkable insight into the human condition. Regarded as brilliant, but known to be an alcoholic and often depressed, Parker's work pushes all buttons at once: humor, anger, love, pity and everything in between ... she pulled no punches, writing with pure, unadulterated passion; her work is timeless and as pertinent to today's society as it was to that of the time she wrote.
Among the gems included in this collection are her first published short story, "Such a Pretty Little Picture" and her O. Henry Award winner "Big Blonde," several other short stories, and, unlike other audio collections, some of her review work.
Review of Emily Post
Dusk before Fireworks
Review of Redemption
But the One on the Right
Diary of a New York Lady
Just a Little One
The Bolt Behind the Blue
Such a Pretty Little Picture
Lady With a Lamp
A Telephone Call
Performed by Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Alfre Woodard, & Shirley Booth
About the Author
Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) wrote short stories for The New Yorker for 30 years. She was married to Edwin Pond Parker II, once, and to Alan Campbell, twice. Upon her death she left her estate to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She also provided that in the event of his death, her estate would pass on to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Christine Baranski, a two-time Tony®, Emmy®, and Screen Actors Guild award winner, has starred in such films as The Birdcage, Bowfinger, and Reversal of Fortune; her role in Cybill won an additional three Emmy® and three Golden Globe nominations; her fifth Emmy® nomination came for her guest role on Frasier.